D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is standing his ground. Once again, he is saying he won't resign from office.
Three councilmembers have asked him to step down for the good of the city. On Thursday, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Councilmember Jim Graham urged Gray to answer questions about his campaign.
Three people connected to Gray's campaign have pleaded guilty to felonies. On Tuesday, Councilmembers David Catania, Muriel Bowser and Mary Cheh called on the Mayor to resign.
Councilmember Graham told the Mayor by phone Wednesday night that he needs to issue a statement explaining what he knows regarding violations made during his 2010 campaign for Mayor.
Gray says he is frustrated that he can't answer more questions. He says he is following advice from his attorney.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statement on the ongoing investigation into D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign:
"Vincent Gray is a friend of longstanding who I have always known to have high professional and ethical standards. However, the criminal conduct by his campaign aides revealed in court is deeply disturbing and goes to the heart of the democratic process. Mayor Gray has an obligation to clear this matter up quickly.
"Nevertheless, I have seen no evidence that the investigation has affected District matters pending in Congress, nor should it. We have been fully able to process our business through the House and Senate, including some difficult matters. Cities and states across the country have faced similar investigations, and like the District, they have moved to address them."